Welcome to Jaffna Peninsula

Many of the security concerns and roadblocks that made travel here difficult have been removed, although a few remain and prevent following the entire coastline. Make a few areas your focus: the sacred oceanside Keerimalai spring, the stunning coastal road between Valvettiturai and Point Pedro, and the northeast shore with its beautiful beaches.

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Morning Pick up at the hotel in Jaffna and proceed to Point Pedro, en route witnessing vegetable and fruits cultivation in Achchuveli with a place producing traditional grape wine. Visit the Point Pedro beach, the fishing village and the lighthouse and in close reach to Point Pedro visit Sri Lanka’s northern most point off the Northern shore.Point Pedro has a small harbour, which is controlled by the Sri Lankan army. If the much-delayed and frequently re-planned Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project is completed, deepening the Palk Straits between India and Sri Lanka to allow larger ships to pass, rather than having to travel 650 km (350 nmi) around Sri Lanka, then Point Pedro and other ports in the Jaffna peninsula may see a significant increase in maritime trade, especially with India. Proceed to Kankasanthurai passing Velvettithurai. A popular tourist destination for its temples, its sandy, palm tree filled coastal stretch of beach and the Keerimalai Springs, other prominent landmarks in Kankesanthurai include the suburb's natural harbour, its fort and lighthouse.Lunch at Thal Sevana Resort, Kankasanthurai. (At Your Own Cost) Proceed to Keerimalai and visit the Naguleswaram Kovil and the Sacred Water Spring.  Nallur temple-Its almost impossible to explain the art and culture of Jaffna without mentioning sculpture and beauty of Nallur temple that has more than 500 years history. The most spectacular cultural and religious place in Jaffna is Nallur temple and this is a must visit destination for a traveler in north and still attracts thousands of locals daily.Thereafter proceed to Nilavarai and visit the Bottomless Well Return to Jaffna hotel in the evening.

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